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News - April 7, 2010

Police report string of property crimes

Criminals got away with goods and cash valued at around $18,000 in a string of Menlo Park property crimes between March 26 and April 1, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.

Among the incidents:

• At Applewood Pizza at the corner of Menlo Avenue and El Camino Real, thieves broke into the office and stole a $300 safe containing $5,400 and tampered with cash register and a TV.

• At the Rosewood Sand Hille Hotel, a guest reported missing a pair of gold diamond earrings, a gold pendant, and a platinum necklace on March 31, for a total loss of $2,350.

• At BoardVantage, a corporate-security firm on Marsh Road, burglars broke in and stole two laptop computer valued at $2,600.

• At Bayfront Park, someone broke into a vehicle and stole a purse with a wallet, cell phone and cash for a total loss of $5,350.

Though not a property crime, per se, a victim in the 300 block of Terminal Avenue lost $7,600 to identity theft, police said.

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